IPL Laser Rosacea

Does IPL or photo facial effectively treat Rosacea and how long will the redness stay away?

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IPL / BBL for rosacea

These light based treatments can be very effective for the redness and flushing component of rosacea. By treating the blood vessels, the vascular response is diminished. We have seen dramatic results for patients with rosacea even in patient who were suffering from stinging and burning from their rosacea . After several treatments their symptoms were gone. Please note the worse your rosacea, the more treatments you will need for optimal results. Lastly, none of the laser or light based devices will "cure" you of rosacea . We are just treating one part of the problem and your genetic backgorund and environmental exposure, diet  and UV exposure will be important to keep things in check.


Boulder Dermatologist
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Yes.

IPL is an excellent choice for facial redness, and the fact that you are fair skinned makes the choice of doing a laser procedure even better since you are at low risk of complications. You will likely need a series of 6-8 treatments spaced a month apart each, and should place on being out of the sun immediately before and after these treatments.

Another very effective option is the flash-lamp pulsed dye laser (FLPD) at 585 or 595nm. The most current and effective FLPD laser on the market is the "V-Beam". This is the gold standard to facial vessels and rosacea, although, some would argue that IPL can give you very comparable results.

After you get your rosacea treated, the effect should last about 1 year plus or minus. It is NOT uncommon to have to return for yearly or even semi-annual touchups. Please discuss your laser and the treatment plan thoroughly with your physician before beginning your sessions. Best of luck!

Don Mehrabi, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
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IPL: Effective Treatments for Rosacea and Facial Redness

The signs of Rosacea are facial redness and broken capillaries ---are easily treated with many laser therapies. Some lasers are more harsh on the skin than others. The Limelight IPL is a non-invasive method of targeting the pigmented redness and minimizing the telangiectasias ( tiny veins).

We advise monthly IPL treatments with LimeLight until clear ( usually 2 or 3 ) and then maintenance IPL treatments every 3-4 months to minimize correction. You'll be surprised how easily laser treatments such as Cutera's Limelight or Genesis can help to eliminate the broken blood vessels!

Ronald Moser, MD
San Juan Capistrano Physician
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IPL is a great choice for treating the redness associated with rosacea.

IPL is a great choice for treating the redness associated with rosacea. Another very effective alternative to IPL is PDL, or pulsed dye laser. While unfortunately there is no permanent “cure” for rosacea, with proper skin management and lifestyle choices, your results may last for years. Please visit a board-certified dermatologist for an IPL treatment plan along with a long-term skin care plan to help manage your rosacea symptoms. 

Rosacea Treatments with BBL Laser

Sciton® BBL technology treats sun-damaged and aging skin effectively. The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently be absorbed by the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions in the upper layers of the skin. Over the next few days the pigmented lesions will darken and fall off. Pigmented lesions can be removed by full-face or spot-treat superficial resurfacing. Red veins will simply disappear! 

Hands down, the Sciton BBL treatments are much more effective than the topical medications commonly used to remedy the signs and symptoms of Rosacea!

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Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Rosacea Treatments with Sciton BBL

Sciton® BBL technology treats sun-damaged and aging skin effectively. The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently be absorbed by the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions in the upper layers of the skin.
Pigmented lesions can be removed by full-face or spot-treat superficial resurfacing. Red veins will simply disappear!   By far, laser light treatment exceeds any outcome seen with topical medications!

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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IPL is great for treating redness

IPL (intense pulsed light) can be very effective in treating redness on the skin, including rosacea, especially if you are fair skinned. Rosacea unfortunately cannot be cured permanently at this time, but IPL can certainly help to manage it, and I have seen great results at my practice in achieving an even skin tone that can last for years with proper maintenance. V-beam is also a great laser for treating redness.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
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IPL for Rosacea

This Intense Pulsed Light, or Photo Rejuvenation, treatment focuses mainly on achieving a beautifully even tone to your skin. With every treatment, there is noticeable improvement in a reduction in overall redness.
Modern treatments usually give quick improvement and the key is consistency with treatment. You will see dramatic results; it just takes time—and a combination of treatments and therapies.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
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IPL / BBL for redness

Thank you for your question.YES.IPL / BBL /photo facial is great for redness especially since you are fair skinned.You may need roughly 6 treatments performed in a series, but should expect a really great outcome.Make sure you choose a provider that is experienced and has a medical director on site.The Sciton laser does a fabulous job lifting reds.IPL / BBL can cause burns and other problems if performed by someone who is not qualified.Do your homework and good luck

IPL Treatments Will Help Rosacea along with Medical Care from Dermatologist

IPL treatments are great for rosacea and the redness associated with it. They were created for removing red — and this is the perfect place to use it. Many say IPLs or the pulsed dye laser are sometimes considered the treatment of choice here. IPLs are a great choice for rosacea, either alone, but even better in combination with appropriate medical care given by a dermatologist.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
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